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NHS & NJHS Selection Criteria

Student Member Selection Criteria:

Selections for the NHS and NJHS happen in the spring. Selection is a privilege, not a right. Students do not apply for membership into either society; instead the selection is by the unanimous agreement of the WCA Honor Society Faculty Council. The consensus is reached after teacher recommendations are reviewed and carefully considered. Membership is not automatically conveyed simply because a student has achieved a specificed level of academic performance. NHS and NJHS are more than just an honor role. Students who are evaluated demonstrate outstanding performance in all four criteria - scholarship, leadership, service, and character.

STUDENTS -- HOW TO BE CONSIDERED:

  • Students must have been at WCA for a full semester before they are considered for membership.
  • Membership into NHS is open to qualified freshmen, sophomores and juniors.
  • Membership into NJHS is open to qualified seventh and eighth graders.
  • Minimum GPA requirement to establish eligibility for each society is a cumulative 3.5
STUDENTS WHO MEET THE SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENT ARE THEN ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION ON THE BASIS OF SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, AND CHARACTER.

Leadership criteria include:

  • resourcefulness in making new suggestions and applying principles
  • initiative in promoting and supporting school activities
  • exercising positive influence on peers in upholding school ideals
  • contributing ideas that improve the civic life of the school
  • exemplifying positive Christian attitudes and behaviors
  • demonstrating academic initiative
  • successfully holding school offices or positions of responsibility
  • demonstrating reliability and dependability in any responsibility accepted
  • showing leadership in classroom, school, work, church and community activities

Service criteria include:

  • actions undertaken by the student which are done without direct financial or material compensation
  • cheerfully volunteering
  • working well with others
  • cheerfully and enthusiastically rendering any requested service to the school
  • willingly representing class or school in various capacities
  • committee and staff work without complaint
  • outside school involvement
  • courteously assisting teachers and fellow students

Character criteria include:

  • demonstrating the following qualities: respect, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness, caring, citizenship, integrity and truthfulness
  • taking criticism willingly and accepting recommendations graciously
  • consistently exemplifying the fruits of the spirit
  • upholding principles of morality and ethics
  • complying with school regulations
  • demonstrating the highest standards of honesty and reliability
  • observing instructions and rules, being punctual and faithful both inside and outside the classroom
  • manifesting truthfulness
  • actively keeping from bad influences and encouraging others to as well
National Honor Society Members 2018

Our 2018 National Honor Society Members

Our 2018 National Junior Honor Society
Our 2018 National Junior Honor Society

 

Service Highlights:

NHS & NJHS students organize and participate in many service projects in addition to their individual service goals. Some of them include:

  • Rake-n-Run
  • Food Drives
  • Special Friends Homecoming
  • PTF Christmas Store
  • Concessions for special renters
  • Caroling at Huron Woods and others